I have just had a detox bath – My head feels clear and light, my body feels cleansed and my skin is soft and pure. I put some salt in my bath, no expensive bath oils here, just SALT!!
I first learnt about salt baths when I needed to start detoxing my daughter. I read about Epsom salt baths for little ones who were suffering with vaccination and metal overload. My daughter likes to really play in the bath so I was a little concerned about her ingesting the salt, but really in such small amounts internally I was prepared to take the risk.. (It can cause an upset stomach)
Taking a detox bath will help your children relax, clean their systems of toxins, and absorb minerals that will strengthen their immune systems.
Epsom salt baths also reduce inflammation and alleviate pain from chronic illness, but you should not take salt baths if you are pregnant, have exposed cuts or burns on your skin, or are severely dehydrated. People who suffer from cardiovascular disease should first consult a doctor.
How to Take Epsom Salt Baths
Turn your Epsom salt bath treatment into a relaxing self-care period as you will need at least 40 minutes to soak in the tub. Within the first 20 minutes of treatment the salts pull toxins out of your body through the skin. The second 20 minutes allows for the absorption of minerals to happen.
First you will need to fill up the bath with pure, warm water. A water filter system in your home will improve your water’s quality ensuring that you do not soak in hazardous compounds such as chlorine, heavy metals, dioxins, or fluoride. Then, add the Epsom salts to the water as suggested below:
Children weighing under 60 lbs:
Pour 1⁄2 cup Epsom salts into water
Individuals weighing between 60-100 lbs:
Pour 1 cup of Epsom salts into water
More tips for your Epsom Salts Bath
- Don’t use soap − Avoid using soap when taking an Epsom salt bath to ensure the ingredients of the soap do not interact with or prevent the detoxification process from occurring.
- Take it easy afterwards − Taking an Epsom salt bath at night may be most beneficial to ensure that you can rest for at least one hour after afterwards. I tend to feel a little light headed afterwards. However, if you have arthritic joints, you may choose to have treatment in the morning. This will help ensure that you can stay as active as possible following the bath in order to limit fatigued and achy joints. And drink lots of water to rehydrate.
- Essential oils − Turn your bath into a luxurious spa treatment by adding drops of essential oils, such as lavender (calming and relaxing) and frankincense (great for bonding with your little one), promoting relaxation and stimulating healing.
- Add some baking soda – This neutralises the chemicals in the water, especially chlorine.
A simple and effective way to detox you and your family in your own home!! xx
(You can do this bath daily but I tend to stick to 2-3 days a week.)